The foster care system often consists of emergency placements. Routinely, foster parents receive phone calls for a placement outside of traditional business hours. Unfortunately some foster parents are unable to run by the store, for various reasons, before meeting their new placements. Matthew’s Child will meet the foster parent and/or caseworker with the needed car seat – whether it is an infant, conversion or booster seat.
In exchange, we simply request that the family eventually pay it forward and either purchase a brand new car seat or donate the funds for a new seat to Matthew’s Child. We definitely do not required this—but the donation helps the program continue to assist us in meeting the need. We cannot provide used car seats, so families replenishing our supply of new car seats are what make this program successful. It's community helping community.